• November 28, 2022

Eagles Trade Matt Tobin To Seattle For 2018 Fifth-Round Pick

Howie Roseman loves making August trades to teams in need.

The Seattle Seahawks lost their starting left tackle for the season last week, and were in need of an experienced tackle. And so the Eagles dealt them a tackle with starting experience.

The Birds sent backup tackle Matt Tobin to Seattle for a fifth-round pick in 2018. The Eagles will also send Seattle their 2018 seventh-rounder.

To get any kind of compensation at all for Matt Tobin is an accomplishment, let alone a fifth-round pick. Howie actually managed to get more for Tobin than he did for Allen Barbre, who he dealt to Denver several weeks ago.

Tobin was a spare-part offensive lineman that was strictly a backup and nothing more. He had been given numerous opportunities to seize a starting role, and underwhelmed at every turn.

Denny Basens

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August 21, 2017 6:57 pm

might miss his depth but the pick is very valuable for a guy they can replace when cut down day happens if they are not happy with who they have

August 21, 2017 7:17 pm
Reply to  lewdoggie20

If Tobin is your depth then you are in trouble

August 22, 2017 12:44 am
Reply to  Denny Basens

Howie does it again.

We have a first, and three 4th round picks and 2 fifths. We also have Kendricks.

Plenty of Ammo to potientially move back into the second or third round

August 22, 2017 2:25 am

And a 3rd rd pick if Rowe plays more than 50%..not bad

August 22, 2017 11:08 am

Howie the magician

August 22, 2017 1:35 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Let’s be excited bout the season… ridiculous to look ahead to NEXT years draft

August 22, 2017 1:43 pm

hopefully the starting 5 oline men stay healthy and not suspended – because that will be the key to success this year. D will keep them in games and the oline will dictate if Wentz gets the job done.

August 22, 2017 7:47 pm

Just about any team that loses a starting tackle for a significant time will struggle.

August 22, 2017 10:16 pm

Peterson said “maybe we do an injustice tour players …. but we are evaluating “… lol HAC said that when guys were jumping off the bridge wringing their hands over a preseason game